The Scottish Government published its response to the Scottish Nephrops Working Group report, which it commissioned to help the nephrops (langoustine) sector identify and deal with the challenges brought on from coronavirus and Brexit.
The Scottish Government welcomed sector improvements set out by the group, including market recovery and development, improving quality, efficiency, environmental sustainability, encouraging investment and innovation, and increasing information available across the supply chain.
Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full articlehere
The last few weeks have been busy ones for Egersund Ísland, based in the Icelandic east coast port of Eskifjörður, as the anticipation for the coming capelin season grows.
In addition to delivering three trawls, five bags and a complete capelin purse seine, the company’s staff have been busy overhauling older purse seines and trawl gear ahead of the coming season, as well as sourcing everything needed from suppliers.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full articlehere
Mara Media is delighted to announce that Irish Skipper Expo 2022 (25 – 26 March) and Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 (13 – 14 May) will both go ahead as planned, offering exhibitors and visitors a great opportunity to meet face-to-face and providing the fishing sector with an important boost.
Sponsored by Irish seafood development agency, BIM, and leading marine insurer Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Insurances, Irish Skipper Expo 2022 will be held at the new venue of the UL Sport Arena in Limerick, providing a spacious exhibiting hall that will offer an excellent visitor experience.
Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 is sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, and it too has an exciting new venue - the P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen. The exhibition arena offers more space, better facilities and an enhanced overall visitor experience compared to the previous venue.
About 300 scientists from six continents including prominent environmental economists and scientists from Ghana have urged the World Trade Organization (WWTO) members to end harmful fisheries subsidies and protect the ocean’s health.
The scientists, who range from economists and biologists to nutritionists and health specialists, in a letter published in the journal Science on October 29 called on WTO members to reach an agreement this year that eliminates all destructive fisheries subsidies, which could help “to curb overfishing, biodiversity degradation and loss, and CO2 emissions, and to safeguard food and livelihoods.”
Global fishing subsidies can contribute to overfishing. PHOTO: XIE MINGFEI/VCG/GETTY IMAGES/Science --->
Among other requests, the letter asked WTO members to prohibit subsidies that make it cheaper to purchase vessel fuel and that allow distant-water fishing on the high seas or in the waters of other nations.
These types of subsidies unfairly disadvantage small-scale fishers in developing countries, making it harder for them to compete with large, industrial-scale fishing fleets from developed nations.
A total of seven workers from the towns in which Orizon is present will be distinguished for the respect and commitment with which they carry out their work.
With the aim of recognizing those workers who treat the sea, its people and their work with "caleta de cariño", the Orizon company created a unique and special edition of its emblematic Jurel San José. The idea is that all of Chile can know their stories, their motivations and how they put enthusiasm, energy, dedication and respect to the work they do on a daily basis, before the product reaches the tables.
In a new aerial inspection, Sernapesca detected 15 vessels operating illegally on the urchin resource, which is currently closed. Of the total number of ships, seven had identification and the remaining eight had their license plates adulterated.
“It is important to remember that the extraction of banned resources constitutes a crime, and it is an action that generates a strong damage in the recovery of this resource, and therefore, to the sustainability of the artisanal fishing sector.
Source: Mundo Acuicola | read the full articlehere
Quintana highlights the importance of having a fishing quota agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom that takes into account economic and social aspects as well as environmental ones, issues that ignore both this year and the proposals that are being made for the year that comes from attending only the biological recommendations that do not exactly adjust to the real situation of the fishing grounds
Thai Union reported a decline in its net profit in the third quarter as its tuna sales fell from last year, the company said in its Q3 results report, released 8 November.
Thai Union’s net profit in Q3 was THB 1.94 billion (USD 58.7 million, EUR 50.7 million), diving 5.8 percent year-on-year, mainly due to supply chain and workforce disruptions during the pandemic, rising shipping costs, and losses from its subsidiaries.
Author: Toan Dao / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
'The pirates have arrived' Argentina
When the jiggers arrive at the fishing zone on January 7, hundreds of boats will already be catching squid: "There are already more than a hundred foreign fishing boats that have settled on the e...